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Compass Rose

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Suite of eight pieces for small orchestra (1988–94) by Kagel.

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compass-rose

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 185 words.

In cartography, a compass-rose is the pointed star at the centre of a depicted compass dial that is a common

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compass-rose

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

In cartography, a compass-rose is the pointed star at the centre of a depicted compass dial that is a common feature of medieval and early modern maps and portolans. Derived ...

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Compass Rose

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Suite of eight pieces for small orchestra (1988–94) by Kagel.

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compass rose

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 74 words.

a circular diagram displayed on the chart to facilitate measurement of direction. It is graduated in degrees from 0 at

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Compass Rose, The

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 15 words.

Suite of eight pieces for small orchestra (1988–94) by Kagel.

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point

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 450 words.

1 A division of the circumference of the conventional compass rose on charts and compass cards, divided and subdivided into

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flowers of the wind

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An old expression for the engraving of the wind-rose on the earliest charts and maps, and extended after the introduction of the magnetic compass to include the compass rose on charts.

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wind-rose

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 25 words.

In cartography, a wind-rose is basically the same thing as a compass-rose, the numbers of winds marked varying from eight

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Elizabth Coatsworth

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1893–),

New York poet, whose works include Fox Footprints (1923), employing Oriental themes in the manner of Imagism; Atlas and Beyond (1924) and Compass Rose (1929), verses about...

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Hue Libergié

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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(d. 1263).

French master-mason. He designed the Benedictine Abbey Church of St-Nicaise, Rheims...

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point

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 A division of the circumference of the conventional compass rose on charts and compass cards, divided and subdivided into 32 points, each of 11° 15′. It showed four cardinal...

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The Promotion of Knowledge

Edited by John Morrill.

July 2004; p ublished online February 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 224 pages.

To mark its centenary in 2002, the British Academy invited leading universities around the UK to host public lectures on the current state of and future prospects for a cross section of the...

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Towards a Dynamic Literacy of the Land: Comprehension and Cognition in the Work of Tim Robinson

Napper Tandy.

in The Cambridge Quarterly

December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Art; Film; Music. 7533 words.

This dissertation considers the relations of landscape and subjectivity in the work of Tim Robinson, and in particular Robinson's efforts – in prose and cartography – to represent and...

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Wim Delvoye

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1965– )

Belgian artist, born at Wervick. He has lived and worked in Ghent and London. His art is paradoxical and provocative: he is a Belgian eccentric with a sinister edge in the...

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Giovanni Anselmo

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1934– )

Italian artist, born in Borgofranco d'Ivrea. He has lived and worked in Turin and on the volcanic island of Stromboli. It was there that Anselmo had the revelation in...

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chart

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A map primarily intended for navigation, one of the earliest being the plane chart, hence plain sailing. In very general terms, two types of nautical chart are used at sea, the...

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Evan S. Connell, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1924–),

born in Kansas City, educated at Dartmouth and, after naval aviation service, at the University of Kansas, has long lived in California. Mrs. Bridge (1959) is a humorous,...

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Alexandre de Berneval

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b ?1367; d 5 Jan 1441). French architect. He was active in Fécamp and Rouen in Normandy during the formative period of Flamboyant architecture. On his tomb slab in the abbey of St Ouen in...

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knowledge in geography

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Harrison (2002) Geoforum 33, 4 considers the way certain presuppositions and idealizations over the nature of understanding and meaning are or have been built into our (social scientific)...

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William Hyde Wollaston

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1766–1828) British chemist and physicist Wollaston, the son of a clergyman from East Dereham in Norfolk, was educated at Cambridge University, England, where he graduated in 1788. He...

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